President Obama Confirms That Brooklyn Is ‘Blowing Up Right Now’

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President Obama and Bill De Blasio went to Junior's. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

"I know Brooklyn in general is blowing up right now.  When I was living here, Brooklyn was cool, but not this cool.  Barclays Center hadn’t been built yet.  I know the Nets just picked up Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett offseason, which is a lesson to all the young people — old people can still play. We’ve still got some gas in the tank." —President Obama sharing his thoughts on Brooklyn, at an appearance at P-TECH in Crown Heights